Scottish Painting

1837 to the Present

By William R. Hardie

Format: Hardback

The only book available on Scottish painting, this book is now in its third edition with a new introduction and final chapter that brings the book up to date with the latest developments in Scottish painting (Richard Wright's win of the Turner Prize 2009).

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The only book available on Scottish painting, this book is now in its third edition with a new introduction and final chapter that brings the book up to date with the latest developments in Scottish painting (Richard Wright's win of the Turner Prize 2009). Illustrated throughout, the work is by acknowledged authority on Scottish painting William Hardie. Scottish society has been reflected through the strong colour and energetic brushwork of its artists. The book traces the beginnings of Scottish painting from the foundation of the Foulis Academy in 1753, with William Dyce and Scott Lauder establishing themselves in the south, followed by W Q Orchardson and John Pettie around 1860. European travel ensured Scottish painters were open to new techniques, and the explosion of the Glasgow Boys and then the Colourists onto the scene meant Scotland was respected for its innovation and imagination. Charles Rennie Mackintosh today is still internationally recognised for his work, and the painting of John Byrne, Curister, and Peter Howson bring the book to the present day.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Gresham Publishing
Publication Date 9 Dec 2010
ISBN 9781849340359
Number of Pages 224

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Press attention for 'Scottish Painting' first edition 'No better introductions to painting by Scottish artists has yet appeared, and this book is strongly recommended not only to those who have already looked into this field but also to those to whom Scottish painting is unknown. The style chosen is modest and scholarly, making no extravagant claims for the artists - It is a pleasure to read work of such quality. ' John Pinkerton, Connoisseur ' - A fund of much-needed and fascinating information - it is in his capacity for exploring the sequence of new dawns that Mr Hardie scores repeatedly - ' Christopher Neve, Country Life ' - A thorough and scholarly study - ' Arts Review And second edition: ' - A literary achievement opening to a larger public the particular richness of the medium in the talented hands of the Scots - The author is one of the few who could have compiled so discerning a history. This illuminating monograph - is the best available in its comprehensive survey of two centuries of Scots painting.' Leisure Painting 'For those interested in acquiring a good foundation on the development of the visual arts in Scotland from the 1830s, you could do no better than read William Hardie's scholarly 'Scottish Painting 1837 to the Present' the book is a delight to read.' The World of Antiques

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